Apple has released Boot Camp 6, an update to the company's dual-booting assistant that let's the Mac run the latest and greatest Microsoft has to offer: Windows 10. Boot Camp 6 will support Windows 10 on Mac hardware going back all the way to 2012, which is a lot. If you want to make doubly sure you can dual-boot, here's the complete list!
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
- iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Mid 2015)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014)
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
- Mac mini (Late 2014)
- Mac mini Server (Late 2012)
- Mac mini (Late 2012)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
For more, check out how to install Windows 10 on the Mac.
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I don't see MacBook Pro, 17", mid 2012 on your list. I have Windows 7HP now, so can i install Windows 10? Thanks.
Hi, grunt0300. Does your MacBook Pro really say mid 2012? I bought the very last one released and under "About This Mac" it says late 2011.
My bad. It's mid 2010. Sorry
haha Don't apologise! It looks like 2012 and newer only for Windows 10. We just missed it by a bit. :-(
I had win7 running on my 2008 MacBook Pro using book camp and have gone through the standard windows upgrade process to win 10 pro with no problems. Sent from the iMore App
I have the upgrade downloaded in my MacBook Pro 2010, but I don't know if I can upgrade... you dont have ANY ANY ANY problem with yours?
I upgraded my mid 2010 white macbook and yeah, that went badly. I had graphical issues where apps would suddenly flicker and be inoperable for a few seconds randomly. I also had troubles with bootcamp drivers, the bootcamp control panel wouldn't load and I wouldn't be able to use function keys. Also, the wifi driver only let me connect if I connected at the login screen, once I logged in, or put the laptop to sleep it would lose the wifi connection and couldn't connect to it again without restarting.
I have MacBook Pro mid 2010 17"
I was using Windows 7 and upgraded to windows 10
everything works fine except the function keys. I am not sure if I can find driver for the functions keys only.
I am still searching.
Screw Apple. Lots of machines which are unlisted are capable of running Windows 10. Money grubbers. Sucks to depend on Apple, and buy a Mac pro that can outrun any iMac listed. :(
My Mac Pro 2010 hs it on and that is apparently not supported. On a side note, I called this one wrong Rene, a purely factual piece so kudos to you for not making this a fanboy article at all.
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Or there's always Parallels newest version. I was sad though when I put W10 on bootcamp then tried to run the Parallels VM from that bootcamp install and as usual I had to activate that VM. Usually I could call Microsoft to activate through their automated service but that option is no longer there in Windows 10. So people will have to buy a whole other copy of W10 to run with activation using Parallels. As a result I just run it in Parallels now instead of bootcamp. I never have a reason to boot into bootcamp though. Mainly since I just need to run something in Windows while using OS X and Parallels works best for me.
I'm running Win10 on a 2010 Macbook and it working correctly without any issues. While I don't think Boot Camp will allow a new install of Win10, I originally had WinXP, upgraded that to Win8, then to Win10.
Hej David. What Boot Camp are you using? I have just upgraded to Win10 and OS itself works OK, either no drivers are supported for track pad and function buttons... Thanks!
I have the upgrade downloaded in a MacBook Pro 2010 but I don't know if I can upgrade... you dont have ANY ANY ANY problem with yours?
i'm having trouble with the drivers. everything works but the mac hot keys when in windows and for some reason my external hard drive works on every other computer, operating system etc excluding my windows 10 on my mac air 2010
hi david, i am in the same situation as you, but i'm having an issue where my hot keys don't work. (for example, when i'm in windows 10 i can't use the mac volume keys, the screen brightness etc) The windows 7 drivers won't install, plus you can't install any drivers that are made for any of the other macs. this is also affects my external hard drive when i plug it in. can you help with drivers? like, what did you install?
will compatibility extend to other macs? in particular, an iMac mid-2010?
works on my, except i cant find drivers for the hot keys etc
The real question is... Where can I find that wallpaper!? Sent from the iMore App
I am using an early 2015 MacBook Air but my boot camp is still at version 5.1.4. Is there any way I can update it to 6?
I guess you can do it from Mac OS - just go to Boot Camp assistant and upgrade. Apple has a lot of support on their web pages with step-by-step guides.
I have Windowns 10 running on a 2008 15 niche unibody running flawless. There are ways around installing on older machines not officially support.
any guides or instructions out there on how to install windows 10 on an unsupported machine? I have a mid 2010 27 inch iMac
I installed 8.1 on the same iMac model (w/ i7 870), worked perfect the first install and when I wanted to make changes there were some issues.....I've been meaning to post a writeup in the forums.
posted in the forums! http://forums.imore.com/windows-linux-others-mac/338916-installing-windo...
how?? please share lol i got windows 10 working on my mac air 2010, but i cant get drivers working to activate the hot keys and it wont run my external hard drive (hard drive works on everything else)
Hi guys. I installed latest windoze 10 on my 17" Macbook Pro from around 2011. I even use my bootcamp partition in Fusion, since I'm not particularly eager to boot in win. /T Sent from the iMore App
For those who are thinking about installing windows 10 on older iMac's, I have a mid 2010 27 inch iMac, which doesn't support the new boot camp 6. I went ahead an updated boot camp to the latest 5.XXX release, and then did a direct upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10. WiFi, the keyboard and bluetooth mouse all work fine. The only issue I've seen is that the Apple hot keys (the F keys for volume, brightness, etc) don't work. The F keys do work as they would regularly work on a normal PC. I control things such as the brightness and volume from the system tray. After working with the new OS for the past 5 weeks, windows 10 is noticeably faster than windows 7 on my machine, and overall, I'm happy that I took the chance for the update.
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